The diminutive, big-voiced Kylie Morgan isn’t a household name yet, but she will be sooner rather than later and you can check her out in concert this year.
Singer, songwriter, storyteller, and sometimes redhead, Kylie Morgan is making her name known around Nashville and breaking into the radio airwaves of country music. Morgan has a lot of wit and power in her voice but also a lot of sass that you really don’t get too much of these days.
Country music has become quite diverse over the last decade and the traditional country seems to be a thing of the past. Like Caylee Hammack, Morgan brings raw energy and focus to country music. While Hammock tends to steer a little closer to the folk mix, Morgan’s music is more upbeat with a not-quite achieved pop crossover and that is a very good thing.
Morgan isn’t like other artists with some form of smooth southern twang when she sings, don’t get me wrong, there is a lot of twang to her voice but it’s more sassy than smooth. It’s a treat that comes with a high-pitched whine rather than a low soft whisper. Morgan wants you to know what she is thinking and how that makes her feel and it comes across as genuine, real, and relateabe.
Her catalog is still being built and there isn’t a large sample but there is enough to keep you wanting more. “Cuss a Little” is all about Morgan but it really could be about every red-blooded American. We want to be good and in our minds we are but we still aren’t perfect. She ramps it all up with “Shoulda” which has a pulsating beat that reminds me somewhat of “Save a Horse, Ride a Cowboy”.
Morgan will be on tour between now and November with more dates likely to be added. For now, you can see her at the following venues as she continues her drive to become mainstream.
- Gilford, NH: August 27 – Darius Rucker and Tyler Booth
- Southaven, MS – Mid-South Fair: September 30
- Richmond, Va. – 2021 Dominion Energy Charity Classic with Chris Lane: October 22
- Hazlehurst, Ga. S. Georgia Food and Wine Festival with Caylee Hammack October 23
- Fort Lauderdale, Fl. Tortuga Music Festival: November 13
For more information, updated dates and ticket information, visit KylieMorgan.com. Download her music on all platforms including Apple Music.
Be warned, Morgan’s music is catchy and can stick in your head all day. It’s easy to get wrapped up in it and bop along. It’s perfect road music and highly recommended for a quick road trip!